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Cottage Cafe

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77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
+1 518-302-3045
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a small adorable house located on the lake. They serve food, drinks, hot chocolate and have an outside heated area. Its exactly what you expect to see in a town like lake placed, highly recommended!!

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Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place we make sure to stop in when we visit Lake Placid. The food is exceptional! I was never one to like artichokes but the soup was so great I have no words to describe it and the portion sizes never disappoints. The waitstaff is always wonderful and tentative. I would definitely recommend as a stop when... More 

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Thank LoveTheBeach04
Queensbury, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It really isn't a trip to Lake Placid unless you dine here at least once. The place is cozy, has a great deck and beautiful views of Mirror Lake, the food is great too!

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Thank Sara B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to grab a late lunch after shopping. Cozy atmosphere, friendly guests, accommodating staff and excellent bloody marys (I think they're the best in town). Weekend nights, they have live entertainment, too.

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Thank Amy R
Niskayuna, New York
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220 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually make this our first stop when we arrive in Lake Placid. They have the best bloody marys in town. The view is great. This time we had the chili, which was awesome and the "secret recipe" artichoke dip. One of the best I have had. It is chunky and not cheesy and you have to scoop onto your... More 

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Thank gina1014
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage! We’re happy you stop here first when you arrive into Lake Placid and feel that we have the best Bloody Mary’s. They are very popular! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Pottersville, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated almost upon arrival. We were given a window seat overlooking the lake. Service was pleasant, food excellent!

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Thank Robert G
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re happy that you feel the food, service and views are excellent. Stop in again. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottage is an adorable restaurant located right on mirror lake. The lake provides an unreal backdrop to an already adorable interior. It is a casual place to stop after skiing or any time really. The food was delicious. My pulled pork sandwich was one of the best i've had. Two words: pretzel bun. The drinks were great, and the... More 

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Thank Kimberly D
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re glad we are your favorite place to eat in lake Placid and that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. You’re right – it’s worth the wait! Stop in again! Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

albany new york
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First i want to let you know 99.9% of the time you will have to wait to be seated. If the weather is nice they have a nice patio and in the winter time the fireplace is always going. We are so happy to find The Cottage. It is just a short distance from downtown across from the Mirror Lake... More 

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Thank honestguy1950
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re happy that you found us too and that you’ve enjoyed multiple visits here for lunches and mid- afternoon snacks. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Palmer, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good dinner pick for a cozy atmosphere (fire burning inside and out) and some unique and yummy eats. Was a little surprised many of the menu options were sandwiches, not so much dinner entrees. Spinach and artichoke dip was a great starter - lots of artichoke, not a heavy creamy texture. Spicy Siracha chicken w/avocado on a preztel bun was... More 

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Thank Kate F
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We’re glad that you enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and food. The artichoke dip is a great choice. We are frequently busy because we are so popular, but well worth the wait! We hope you stop in again. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

Albany, New York
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just in time for a small table for 2 by the window in the corner. Beautiful sunny day with blue skies. Couldn't beat the view or atmosphere. What a nice cozy place. Service was fast and friendly. Drinks arrived quickly, husband loved his Bloody Mary. We split the nachos with chili and the pulled pork sandwich. Both were delicious.... More 

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Thank abstravel49
MLI, Manager at Cottage Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Cottage. We appreciate your compliments on the atmosphere and service and that you highly recommend us. The Bloody Mary’s are very popular – a great choice! We hope you stop in again. Sincerely, Christopher Jarvis Director of Rooms Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-302-3045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?